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    ICESCO Holds Session on Use of information technology in environmental and health education

    5 October 2022

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is holding in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, a training and awareness session on ways to capitalize on information and communication technology (ICT) to promote environmental and health education. The session is held in cooperation with the Guinean National Commission for ICESCO and benefits several school counselors and educational inspectors.

    The four-day session, which kicked off on October 4, 2022, aims at developing national policies that integrate ICT in environmental and health education, building the capacities of technical and educational professionals in this field, producing the necessary digital resources, exchanging expertise and developing a united vision on the mechanism to capitalize on ICT to promote environmental and health education.

    The event’s opening session featured the respective remarks of Mr. Mohamed Ali Sow, ICESCO National Correspondent; Mr. Malik Bah, Director-General of the National Institute for Pedagogical Research and Action in the Republic of Guinea; and Mr. Zouley Yamounou, Secretary-General of Ministry for Pre-University Education and Literacy. The three officials all commended ICESCO’s efforts to promote the educational process and its support for the Republic of Guinea.

    For his part, Dr. Youssef Abou Daka, Program Director at ICESCO’s Sector of Education, stressed the importance of the session, hoping that it would achieve its goals of activating the roles of educational institutions in protecting the environment, promoting health safety and anchoring sound environmental and health practices among students.

    The session addressed a number of themes, notably the reality and prospects of capitalizing on ICT to promote environmental and health education in Guinea and promoting its role in improving the quality of education; and the best educational practices to integrate ICT in education and training.

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